Dear Mom…

In Blog, Hustle Podcastby Eric Byrnes

Today just so happens to be my Mom’s B Day so I thought I would share a short letter I recently wrote her…

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“Dear Mom… Well another year for you above ground, that’s definitely a win at your age, nice work.  👍 It’s pretty incredible to think you were born when a Roosevelt was in office and you now have lived under the administration of 14 presidents, Truman, Eisenhower, JFK, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Regan, Bush, Clinton, Bush II, Obama & Trump… But who besides me is counting. 🤷‍♂️ 

In case you were wondering, when you were born, the average home price was $7,000, the average annual income was $2,500, gas was 19 cents per gallon and the stock market was hovering around 120… FYI Apple alone closed at 210 the other day. 🤣

Oh yea, check this out!!!! The year before you were born, this dude from San Diego named Ted Williams hit .406 for the Boston Red Sox and there was a kid from North Beach in San Francisco that hit in 56 straight games for the New York Yankees…. His name was DiMaggio, ever heard of him? 

Anyhow, this birthday thing of yours actually really got me thinking of all the incredible things you have been able to witness and experience in your lifetime. Just in case Father Time has played a few tricks with your memory, let me refresh you of a few gigantic world events that have gone down in the past 70 plus years… 

Hugh Hefner launched Playboy Magazine 🐰 

The television hit households 📺 

The Supreme Court declared segregation unconstitutional in Brown vs. Board of Education ruling 👨🏾‍⚖️

Fidel Castro took power in the Cuban Revolution 🇨🇺 

Elvis released his first album 🕺🏻

Rise & fall of the Berlin Wall 🇩🇪 

Cuban Missile Crisis 🚀 

Assassination of JFK, RFK MLK 🔫

End of WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War, Gulf War, War in Iraq/Afghanistan & the ongoing 

War on Terrorism… Damn that’s a lot of freaking war 🤦‍♂️

Summer of LOVE ❤️

Woodstock 💨 

Americans landed on the moon 🌙 

Passage of Title IX 🏃🏼‍♀️

Watergate Scandal 🤐 #DeepThroat 

Challenger Space Shuttle explosion 😥

Creation of personal computers, cellular phones and this little thing they call the internet 💻 

That’s just a few of the thousands of monumental events but gosh damn you’ve seen & experienced some wild shit, 😳

That all said, just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you how proud I am to watch you continue to charge life on a daily basis… Your spirit is like nobody I have ever met in my life and your selflessness is an inspiration in every sense of the word. 

Thank you for being a role model for my children… 

Thank you for being a role model for me… 

I realize you don’t always appreciate my language and you don’t care for the flow hawk or super skinny winnie jeans… Yet, I want you to know I am extremely grateful for your honest and authentic perspective that continues to challenge the core of my existence on a daily basis.

More than anything, your honesty and authenticity have helped influence and mold me into an aspiring humble servant to Daily Hustle Go Hards around the world looking to defy age, push limits and KICK some serious ASS…

Happy B Day Mom, STAY HARD. 👊 

-EB 

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P.S. You’re invited! I’m coming to Nashville on October 10th for a private, pre-release party for the LTP Tri Across America Documentary! Click here to RSVP on Facebook.